In IPL 2021, Dinesh Karthik is playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. (PTI)
Indian wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik will be seen doing a commentary in the cricket tournament ‘The Hundred’ to be held in England this year. He has been included by Sky Sports of England in his commentary panel. He is the only Indian in the panel.
All these stalwarts will be seen doing a commentary with former England captain Nasir Hussain, David Lloyd, Mark Earthton, Mark Butcher in the permanent commentary panel of Sky Sports. Broadcast Director of Sky Sports Cricket, Brian Henderson said that we are very excited about The Hundred Tournament to be held this summer. In this tournament, fans will get to see high level cricket. I sincerely hope that the presence of international players will attract many children to this game and will definitely hold the ball or bat in the future. We will use the new broadcast technology to give a new experience to the fans.
ECB seeks Kohli and Bumrah for ‘The Hundred’
The ECB has also offered Indian Premier League (IPL) team owners a stake in ‘The Hundred’. According to The Telegraph’s report, each of the eight teams of the IPL has been offered a 25 percent stake. According to the information, Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have also shown interest in this. Not only this, the ECB also offered BCCI a share of TV rights in the event of playing Virat Kohli, Jaspreet Bumrah and Rishabh Pant in The Hundred. Has However, the BCCI has not given any official statement so far.IPL 2021: CSK players seen in the kitchen, Chef turned Raina and Rayudu made special biryani
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‘The Hundred’ will have 8 franchise teams
This hundred ball match tournament will be played in England in July-August this year. There will be 8 franchises in this tournament, just like the IPL. Each franchise will have a women’s and a men’s team. There will be an over of 10 balls in a 100-ball match. If the captain wants, then two bowlers will be able to get 5-5 overs. The tournament was earlier scheduled to begin in 2020, but was postponed due to a coronavirus pandemic. Fans will be able to watch all 68 matches of the tournament live on Sky Sports.